Our Architectural Products play a vital role in improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. They also offer other advanced functionality, protecting against fire, insulating against noise, safety and security, privacy, decoration and even self-cleaning properties.
Please refer to the "Architectural".
Affordable Clean Energy
With our solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power glass range, we help to generate renewable energy reducing CO2 emissions significantly.
Our range of solar glass products includes NSG TEC™ and Pilkington Optiwhite™.
NSG TEC™ is a group of products, including a comprehensive range of TCO glass (Transparent Conductive Oxide coated glass), optimized to suit a variety of thin film photovoltaics (PV) modules.
Pilkington Optiwhite™ is a range of extra clear low-iron float glass products with very high solar transmittance, offering improved solar energy conversion and consistent performances. This range of low-iron glass products is suitable for use in thin film photovoltaics, concentrated solar power technology, solar thermal collectors and solar mirrors.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
NSG Group's broad solar control glass range can help reduce unwanted heat gain to avoid unnecessary energy consumption for air conditioning. And they help to save CO2 across the world with our insulating low emissivity products.
Unwanted heat gain
NSG offers a wide range of products for solar control benefit, for example:
Pilkington Solar-E™ is a range of good solar control performance on-line coated glasses offering low solar heat coefficient gain, low reflectivity, reduced glare and low-emissivity.
The Pilkington Suncool™ Range comprises our highest performing off-line coated, solar control and low-emissivity glass products.
Insulating low emissivity products
NSG improves the energy efficiency of domestic or commercial buildings around the globe, for example:
NSG Spacia™ is a unique Insulating Glass Unit which provides similar or better energy efficiency performance as an IGU unit, but in a much thinner profile, so it can be used in slim frames.
The Pilkington Optitherm™ Range are high performance, off-line coated low-e glass products specially developed for use in Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) to help with energy saving.
The NSG Group's advanced automotive glazing is used to improve the safety, efficiency, and comfort of the vehicles we drive.
The importance of environmentally-friendly vehicles is growing which is increasing consumer demand in the market. NSG's light-weight designs and solar control glazings are just a few of the ways we are able to contribute to reduced CO2 emissions and improve the overall energy efficiency of the vehicles we drive.
Please refer to the "Automotive".
CONSERVING ENERGY THROUGH GLASS TECHNOLOGY
Electric vehicles produce no exhaust emissions so they are able to offer our world a cleaner means of transportation.
NSG's solar control and Low-E glass are already used extensively in buildings to improve energy efficiency, and we can offer the same benefits for vehicles.
Our vehicle-glazings can provide advanced solar control properties by absorbing or reflecting infra-red energy from the sun. Control of heat energy entering vehicles directly impacts air-conditioning usage leading to reduced energy consumption and CO2 output.
Low-E glazing can provide benefits in cold climate environments by improving vehicle efficiency through a reduction in HVAC usage to extend electric vehicle battery range. NSG offers the best thermal performing product that can be used for monolithic tempered glazing.
Infra-Red Reflective Glazing
NSG coated windshields reflect more than 30 percent of the sun's energy which is more than five times that of a standard glass. This particularly benefits the new generation of vehicles that are commonly designed with larger glass areas.
Weight saving in vehicles helps them to achieve their CO2 emissions targets as well as or an increased range for electric vehicles. It is possible to achieve a 40 percent weight reduction in the glass component while also maintaining its solar and acoustic performance with no additional risk from debris impacts.
Our glass technologies are used to improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of products across a diverse range of market segments.
Glass is a high-tech material equiped with many properties such as being light, strong, fire retardant, non-conductive and resistant to chemicals. Our patented products are used in transmission belts to improve fuel consumption, for LED printers that use less energy to operate, and for coatings to protect the longevity of our buildings and equipment. Our expertise in manufactureing ultra-thin float glass UFF™ is contributing to the development of the next generation touch-screen devices.
Please refer to the "Creative Technology".
Glass cord engine timing belts
Timing belts made with NSG'S glass cord realizes higher driving efficiency for automotive engines, thus contributing to saving fuel consumption and reducing CO2 emissions compared to metal chains. We are also working on development and expanded use of more efficient and higher modulus glass cord.